Reviewing the Bands
with Al Payne

It's seldom that we get around to passing bouquets or brickbats to radio conductors -- we seem to be more concerned with the dance band field. But give an ear to the programs of Josef Cherniavsky, emanating from Cincinnati over the MBS lanes, and Roy Shield, airing from Chicago and over NBC. The musicianship and arrangements on the programs of Cherniavsky and Shield can be grouped among the very best on the networks. It's radio music at its very highest peak, with conductors who actually know what they want -- and how to get it.

-- Orchestra World, February 1939


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